MOTHER’S DAY: Julia Roberts and Britt Robertson in a scene from the movie Mother's Day, screening in Gympie this Mother’s Day.
MOTHER’S DAY: Julia Roberts and Britt Robertson in a scene from the movie Mother's Day, screening in Gympie this Mother’s Day. Ron Batzdorff

Take Mum to see this movie in Gympie on Mother’s Day

ON MOTHER'S Day this Sunday the Gympie Cinemas is screening the perfect movie for the occasion, Mother's Day.

Mother's come in all shapes and styles: some are racist, some are neurotic, some are absent and some are all over us all the time, some are old and some are very young. But no matter what their personal issues are, mothers are the best person in our lives and love us more than anyone else in this world.

So how do you put this heart-warming statement into a movie? You recruit some great actors (Aniston, Hudson, Roberts) and you enlist a director like Gary Marshall with a successful track record on movies for female audiences (Beaches in 1988, Pretty Woman in 1990, Valentine's Day in 2010 and a long list of other hits in TV and cinema).

So, should you take your mum to see this film?

The answer is: it depends.

If your mum is one of those fuzzy smiley mums that wears comfortable shoes, kisses every child and is forever spoiling your children, then by all means, treat her to this film. But take some tissues. She will get teary often.

If your mum is one of those ladies who wear perfect hair to the gym, medium high heels and pearls for lunch with 'the girls' and drinks her first white wine before dinner, then better find her a new pearl necklace online.

This film tells the story of a bunch of mums and their families in the city of Atlanta in the week leading up to Mother's Day.

In the US, Mother's Day is a spring affair with a lot more pizzazz than here in the Southern Hemisphere, and if the weather forecast for this year's Mother's Day is 'rainy and cold' in your area, then by all means take your mum to the cinema to see this film.

Julia Roberts plays Miranda, a childless woman dedicated to her career when, in real life she has three children, all of whom appear in this film.

Mother's Day is not as strong a film as Valentine's Day, but it is the perfect film to watch with your mum as part of this year's celebration.

Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis.

Director: Garry Marshall

Rating: M

Reviewer: Javier Encalada

Verdict: 3/5

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